Family, Gratitude, Happiness, Humility, ISA for All, Life Lessons, Love, Most Valuable Things, Relationships, Things Money Can't Buy, Think Positive

Give and Gift

GIVE and GIFT are in the word forgiveness. When I decide to forgive someone who has wronged me, that is a GIFT that I GIVE to that person. And when I have decided to move on without the person with no bitterness at all – though I may remember the offence and the betrayal of trust as a lesson learned; and now with no need to have anything to do with him or her, then that is a gift I am giving to myself.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. I am sure you are grateful to a lot of people who have helped you. So now go and unwrap the gift and let them know. It’s a perfect time to do that this Christmas season.

And here’s how to bring our actions to the next level according to William Arthur Ward… Do more than care: HELP. Do more than believe: PRACTICE. Do more than belong: PARTICIPATE. Do more than be fair: BE KIND. Do more than forgive: FORGET. Do more than dream: WORK.

Achieving Dream, ISA for All, Personality Development, Purpose

The Inspiring Leader

If you want to inspire your team as a leader, do not impress them by showing them how amazing you are. You actually inspire them by showing them how amazing they are and how more amazing they can be. That’s what good leaders do.

Isn’t it wonderful to be working with inspiring leaders?

The work may still be challenging and the volume may still be high but you just love working and growing with them.

“If your action inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more you are a leader” ~John Quincy Adams

Most Valuable Things, Things Money Can't Buy

Be Rich, God Won’t Mind

We should be rich. But don’t think riches in terms of money alone. Some people are so poor the only thing they have is money.

We should be rich in the following areas: Rich in knowledge. Rich in adventure. Rich in laughter. Rich in health. Rich in family. Rich in love. These are the riches that really matter. And money that is used to enhance these things. Money is not the most important thing but it affects all other important things.

Never believe those who would promise you instant success and quick money. Without work, no success would be sustainable. But still, many are enticed with “get-rich-quick” schemes and fail to understand, that is precisely what it is… schemes. Be wise. Be willing to work hard and shoot for excellence

What the heck, be rich, I’m sure God will not mind! In fact we need money to serve God and not the other way around. Please remind them by sharing this thought. 😉

Happiness, Love, Purpose, Relationships, Team Building

Humble Bragging

There are those who pretend to be humble yet if you read through the lines and you know for certain that they are bragging. This is called “Humble Bragging.”

And then there are those who try to downplay their achievements and refuse to call attention yet everybody can see how good they really are. I think this always the best.

Being right is a good thing; better than being wrong. But being right all the time is a tremendous burden to carry. Some insist they are right all the time. Not possible. Be willing to accept correction humbly and graciously. It has been said that correction of mistakes is the first step of success.

There are many stars and are overrated. And then there are many role models and they are unappreciated. That’s ok. Role models do not need to bask in the limelight. They have a beautiful and distinctive shine of their own. You do not have to be a star but you will certainly shine through your humility, work excellence and beauty of character.

Don’t brag about yourself. Let others praise you. ~Proverbs 27:2

Personality Development, Purpose

Give It Your Best Shot

To be the best is not possible for everyone. Imagine a world full of 7+ billion best people? Doesn’t even make sense. Life does not demand from us to be the best. But it is good for us to give it our best shot.

Always shoot to deliver more and better than what is required. This concept is called “excellence.” Make this your daily theme.

Life is not a dress rehearsal. The curtain is up and we are on, so let’s go out there and give it our best shot.

For those of you who are working on calendar year, it’s two months before the year ends. If you are exceeding targets, do not cruise; give it all you’ve got to know how far you can really go. It’s called stretching.

And if you are behind target do not despair; don’t give up; not now. Put more intensity into what you do and give it your best shot. Numbers are mere indication but efforts matter. There is always dignity and fulfillment in best efforts. Go for it.

Happiness, ISA for All, Love, Relationships

Feed Your Mind

We pay 10 times more attention to bad news than good news. Don’t go to bed after watching the news. You may bring the bad news with you to your sleep and dreams. Don’t wake up in the morning and start the day with the news either.

Start the day right. Do your quiet time or devotionals. Build your inner strength first. Make sure you feed your mind with good things.

In most instance when it comes to work, do not spend too much energy and time just to prove something. One of the best things to do is to IMPROVE on it quietly and let the quality of our work do the announcing for us. Save your time and energy and use them for better use. Once you waste them, you immediately lose.

You and I have to make sure that we put our attention on the things that matter. Because we are what we eat, watch, read and do. And we are what we feed our mind. Be happy and positive. 😉

Fight or Flight, Gratitude, Happiness, Humility, ISA for All, Life Lessons, Personality Development, Purpose, Relationships, Think Positive

Self and Selfie

I bet you have mastered the selfie; the question now is have we mastered the self?

There is a difference between an image and the true person. The image should not be a cover up or a pretension of the person but the real person should make the image connect with reality and this is what makes it beautiful.

When an honest and competent person gives us a negative comment we should be grateful and take that as a feedback designed to improve the self. But when a dishonest, unethical and incompetent person accuses us of being hard and stubborn, then take that as a compliment. They are operating on different standards.

There is power in the ability to evaluate the self. The key however is objectivity and we may be blindsided. This is why feedback from people we trust is important and we should be willing to accept correction. Successful people are always evaluating and improving themselves. The ones who do not are are usually evaluating and judging others.